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The Unsilenced Voices: Writings of Exile and Dissent Part I

Jun 21 2009 12:00 am
Jun 21 2009 12:00 am

The Unsilenced Voices:

Writings of Exile and Dissent

The Asian American Writers' Workshop, freeDimensional, the World Policy Institute, New York University's Scholars at Risk Network, Ledig House at Art Omi International Arts Center and Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies invite you to join remarkable activist and writer

Bao Pu, editor and translator of Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

Sunday, June 21

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Tiananmen 20 Years Later:  Bao Pu and the Memoirs of Zhao Ziyang

The Asian American Writers' Workshop welcomes Bao Pu, an editor and translator of Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang. The bestselling volume, published in Chinese and English on the recent 20th anniversary of the protests, compiles hours of secretly recorded interviews and unprecedented insight into the schisms within the Chinese Communist Party's elite. Though nominally the highest-ranking member of the Party in June of 1989, Zhao reveals here that "no matter what," he would not be "the General Secretary who mobilized the military to crack down on students." Zhao was

subsequently purged from the party after Tiananmen, and held under house arrest until his death. This remarkable break of silence "marks the first time since the establishment of the People's Republic of China 60 years ago that a senior Chinese leader has spoken out so directly against the party and its system." (Washington Post)


Bao Pu, a political commentator and veteran human rights activist, is a publisher and editor of New Century Press in Hong Kong.


Sunday, June 21, 2009                                                                            2 - 3:30 PM


The Asian American Writers' Workshop

16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue)

New York, New York

Cost and RSVP:

There is a suggested donation of $5 for these events.  Both events are open to the public, and advance registration is strongly recommended to reserve your seat.


To register, email or call the World Policy Institute events line at 212.481.5005 option 2, with your name, affiliation and the name of the event(s) you will attend. 



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